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From Daniel John Debrunner <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (DERBY-1651) Develop a mechanism to migrate mySQL databases to Derby. Migration tool should include both schema and data migration options.
Date Mon, 21 Aug 2006 15:26:56 GMT
Andrew McIntyre wrote:

> On 8/20/06, Satheesh Bandaram (JIRA) <derby-dev@db.apache.org> wrote:
> 
>>
>> 3) Looks like the code uses generics, which limit the use to JDK 1.5
>> platforms. While this may be ok, need to document need for JDK 1.5
>> platform and raise appropriate message if used in earlier platforms.
>> Most of derby can still run on JDK 1.3 platforms, though not required
>> for new indepedent modules.
> 
> 
> As well as being documented, the tool should print a useful error and
> then exit if a user attempts to run it on an unsupported JVM.

I wouldn't put that as a hard requirement. You can end up with some
amount of hard to understand code for no benefit. Do we really need to
test for jdk 1.0, 1.1?, 1.2? How about J2ME/CLDC? Java Card? How about
J2ME/CDC without foundation profile?

Sometimes it's cleaner and easier just to state in the documentation
that it requires JDK 1.5 or higher and if someone tries to run it on an
unsupported platform that's their issue.

Dan.


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